My Approach to Helping
Johanna Jameson, MA, LCPC, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Johanna Jameson earned her master’s degree in Counseling at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2015. She has over five years of experience in counseling adult depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, issues related to coping with life and career changes, and family distress. She has co-authored numerous publications on PTSD and post-traumatic growth. Johanna has also worked with couples dealing with marital and relationship distress including rebuilding trust and learning to forgive after an affair, restoring love and closeness, resolving problems without fighting, improving listening, understanding, and acceptance, managing the stresses of infertility or adoption, preparing for marriage or re-marriage, issues related to differing parenting styles and mental health or substance abuse impacting a marriage.
Johanna has extensive experience working with the older population, particularly persons with dementia and their care partners. She is the founder of Memory Farm®, a farm-based adult day center, for persons living with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. She spent six years at Rush University Medical Center, where she was active in The Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center Without Warning group, a support group for people living with young-onset Alzheimer's disease. Johanna served as a Care Consultant at the Alzheimer's Association for three years where she provided care planning and counseling to care partners of people living with dementia. She is a frequent lecturer on issues of aging and often serves as an instructor for the Certified Dementia Practitioner course.
In her free time, Johanna enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, and staying physically active on her farm tending to her four goats, twenty chickens, and therapy dog Pema.